Literacy and Reading Section

Division: Library Services

The Section provides a focal point for the promotion of reading and literacy in libraries; and the integration of reading research and reading development activities into library services for all citizens. It covers issues such as increasing the social awareness of the significance of reading and general literacy; functional literacy in various cultural settings; reader development; illiteracy in different milieus; teaching the encouragement of reading among young people and adults; readers' skills and reading habits;and the interaction of audiovisual media and reading in the new electronic environment.

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Last update: 10 June 2021

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Webinar videos now available - Reflecting Back & Thinking Forward

'Your webinars uplifted me' is how one participant described the 'Reflecting back & Looking Forward' mid-term program delivered by IFLA's Literacy and Reading and Public Libraries professional units.

17 April 2021

Reflecting Back & Looking Forward

Join us to hear about some inspiring stories of how public libraries adapted to service delivery during COVID-19; innovative approaches to literacy and reading during this time; listen to international library leaders contemplate the future; plus meet some of the worlds amazing Children's Laureates and Ambassadors. AND we have a specially curated session in Portuguese. The Literacy and Reading + Public Libraries mid-term is the place to be!

31 March 2021

Libraries celebrate World Book & Copyright Day in spite of COVID-19

Despite the restrictions resulting from the COVID-19, pandemic libraries around the world are marking World Book & Copyright Day on 23 April 2020 and celebrating with their communities.

23 April 2020